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Information

Summer Surplus Hours

The Property Management Office will be holding special viewing hours at the surplus warehouse during the summer time work schedule.  The hours are as follows:

 

Monday:  9-11 a.m.

Tuesday:  1-3 p.m.

Wednesday: 1-3 p.m.

Thursday:  9-11 a.m.

 

Please keep our office in mind when looking for a chair, desk or filing cabinet for your office.

 

If you have any questions, please call our office at 898.5176 or visit our website.

Basic Safety for Charcoal Grills

The Department of Environmental Health and Safety would like to remind the campus community to use caution while grilling this summer. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) each year an average of 8,800 home fires are caused by grilling and close to half of all injuries involving grills are due to thermal burns.

To prevent home fires and injuries, please review the following safety tips and related links: http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/for-consumers/outdoors/grilling.  For additional safety tips, check out our grilling safety tips Basic Safety for Charcoal Grills.

From all of us at EHS, have a safe and happy summer!

Seasonal Safety Reminder: Hot Weather Safety - Prevent Heat Illness!

Summer is here and with it comes high temperatures and periodic heat waves. The Department of Environmental Health and Safety encourages the campus community to take steps to prevent heat illness.

Heat Illness is preventable by taking steps to be adequately hydrated and to acclimate are key factors. Please review the Heat Illness Prevention and treatment facts.

Please contact EHS at 898-5126 if you have questions, concerns, or would like additional information.

Workshops

Mindful Communication Workshop Series

7/08/2015 (Wed) 10:30AM-12:00PM

The University Staff Development Program Committee (USDP) is hosting a Mindful Communication series to help employees who are interested in becoming more effective and confident in articulating your message.  Mindful Communication is a three-part interactive series designed to help you improve your human relation skills. You will learn how to collaborate effectively with colleagues from various generations, diverse cultural backgrounds and with individual differences

This three-part series includes:

1.  Interpersonal Communication - July 8, 2015

This workshop will cover the five levels of listening: empathy, body language, tone & attitude and visual listening.

Title:

Interpersonal Communication
(enroll via DTS)

Date:

July 8, 2015 (Wednesday)

Time:

10:30AM-12:00PM

Location:

Colusa 100A

Facilitator(s):

Jennifer Duggan, Admissions Evaluator, Office of Admissions
Pam Morrell, Advisor, Liberal Studies Advising

Sponsor(s):

University Staff Development Programs Committee

2.  Intergenerational Communication - July 15, 2015

This workshop will share ways to consider generational differences in communication and work styles.

Title:

Intergenerational Communication
(enroll via DTS)

Date:

July 15, 2015 (Wednesday)

Time:

10:30AM-12:00PM

Location:

Colusa 100A

Facilitator(s):

Jennifer Duggan, Admissions Evaluator, Office of Admissions
Pam Morrell, Advisor, Liberal Studies Advising

Sponsor(s):

University Staff Development Programs Committee

3.  Intercultural Communication - July 22, 2015

This workshop focuses on cross-cultural communication, equity- mindedness, and inclusion.

Title:

Intercultural Communication
(enroll via DTS)

Date:

July 22, 2015 (Wednesday)

Time:

10:30AM-12:00PM

Location:

Colusa 100B

Facilitator(s):

Jennifer Duggan, Admissions Evaluator, Office of Admissions
Pam Morrell, Advisor, Liberal Studies Advising
Krystle Tonga, Staff, Cross Cultural Leadership Center

Sponsor(s):

University Staff Development Programs Committee

Who should go?

These workshops are open to all staff, faculty and managers who are interested in improving their communication and human relation skills.

The series is an “open” design, meaning that all employees are welcome to come, there are no pre-requisites, and the courses can be attended independently of one another.  Employees are asked to enroll advance.

Registration Instructions

Please log into the Development & Training System to view the schedule and enroll in a workshop.  Instructions are available in the DTS guides.  For technical support, please contact itss@csuchico.edu or (530) 898-4357.

If you need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please contact Professional Development, phone 530-898-6771, or email pdev@csuchico.edu a week in advance of the event.

Reminder: Please share with your supervisor, in advance, that you would like to attend this training to ensure their support and that operational needs permit.

For more information, e-mail pdev@csuchico.edu or contact Human Resources Service Center - Professional Development, at (530) 898-6771.

Basics of Business Writing

7/16/2015 (Thursday) 10-11:00AM

 

This workshop will help staff communicate more effectively by examining five strategies that good writers use to revise and edit their work. We’ll review the University Style Sheet, analyze common errors in university documents, and work on an exercise to sharpen your editorial eye.  Please bring any questions you have about business communication practices.

 

Title:

Basics of Business Writing
(enroll via DTS)

Date:

July 16, 2015  (Thursday)

Time:

10:00-11:00AM

Location:

Colusa 100 A

Facilitator:

Anna Harris, Digital Communications Coordinator & University Copy Editor
Kate Post, Digital Media Specialist

Sponsor:

Human Resources Service Center

Who should go?

Faculty, staff and managers who are interested in learning how to communicate more effectively in their written communication.

Registration Instructions

Please log into the Development & Training System to view the schedule and enroll in a workshop.  Instructions are available in the DTS guides.  For technical support, please contact itss@csuchico.edu or (530) 898-4357.

If you need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please contact Professional Development, phone 530-898-6771, or email pdev@csuchico.edu a week in advance of the event.

Reminder: Please share with your supervisor, in advance, that you would like to attend this training to ensure their support and that operational needs permit.

For more information, e-mail pdev@csuchico.edu or contact Human Resources Service Center - Professional Development, at (530) 898-6771.

Writing for the Web & Social Media

7/30/2015 (Thursday) 10-11:00AM

Have you been asked to assist your department with web page editing and department social network information? If so, then this workshop is for you!

In this workshop, we’ll look at a few basic principles and practice writing copy for an online audience. We will review the characteristics of the online environment and how that influences communication strategies, discuss the needs of our audiences in the online environment and examine the challenges of capturing the attention of website and social media audiences.

Objectives:

  • Understand principles of effective writing for online audiences
  • Recognize the importance of graphic presentation
  • Practice writing for websites and social media

Title:

Writing for the Web and Social Media 
(enroll via DTS)

Date:

July 30 2015  (Thursday)

Time:

10:00-11:00AM

Location:

Colusa 100 B

Facilitators:

Kate Post, Digital Media Specialist
Anna Harris, Digital Communications Coordinator & University Copy Editor

Sponsor:

Human Resources Service Center

Who should go? 

Faculty, staff and managers who are interested in learning tips and techniques for writing for the web and social media.

Registration Instructions

Please log into the Development & Training System to view the schedule and enroll in a workshop.  Instructions are available in the DTS guides.  For technical support, please contact itss@csuchico.edu or (530) 898-4357.

If you need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please contact Professional Development, phone 530-898-6771, or email pdev@csuchico.edu a week in advance of the event.

Reminder: Please share with your supervisor, in advance, that you would like to attend this training to ensure their support and that operational needs permit.

For more information, e-mail pdev@csuchico.edu or contact Human Resources Service Center - Professional Development, at (530) 898-6771.

Medicare Workshop for Boomers

PASSAGES Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP) is presenting Welcome to Medicare workshops for those turning 65 this year or younger adults who will be entitled to Medicare due to a disability. As people get closer to Medicare eligibility, there are several things to consider.  In light of the fact that Medicare’s coverage is much like employer group coverage it’s important to know what questions to ask:

  • How will my retiree plan work with my Medicare?
  • Can I delay enrolling into Medicare and not be penalized?
  • Do I need a drug plan?
  • Are there programs available to lower my Medicare health and prescription costs?


Join us on following dates:

  • July 9, 2015 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at Lakeside Pavilion, 2565 Lakeside Village, Chico
  • July 21, 2015 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at Red Bluff Community Center, 1500 South Jackson Street, Red Bluff

Registration is required by calling 898-6716.  This free workshop is designed for “Boomers” and others who will be new to Medicare this year who want to understand how their Medicare benefits work.  Family members or caregivers are also welcome to attend.

People who are new to Medicare will be deluged with information from different insurance companies marketing their products.  Ronda Kramer, program manager for Passages HICAP warns signing up with the wrong plan, or not doing anything may cost new Medicare recipients thousands of dollars, and they may not be able to make changes if enrollment deadlines are missed.

For more information, call HICAP at PASSAGES at 1-800-434-0222. If your group or agency would like a workshop, contact Katherine Tilman at 898-5927.  And remember, HICAP does not sell or endorse any insurance products.

PASSAGES helps older adults and family caregivers with important services to empower them to remain confident in their ability to sustain and enjoy independent lives.  For more information about PASSAGES services go to www.passagescenter.org

Defensive Driver Training July 9th

The CSU Vehicle Use Policy requires that State employees (including student employees) complete Defensive Driver Training every four years in order to drive a State, rental, or privately-owned vehicle, including electric carts, on State business.  In an effort to meet the needs of the Campus, the Department of Environmental Health and Safety is offering Defensive Driver Training every other week during June and July. 

The next course is offered Thursday, July 9th from 10:00 a.m. to Noon in Meriam Library Studio A.

Employees can confirm/the expiration date of their Defensive Driver Training by inquiring at the Environmental Health and Safety website and click on “Defensive Driver Status.”

To view the schedule of sessions, time, and location, please visit the Environmental Health and Safety  and click on “Defensive Driver Training Schedule.”

At the time of the class, please have with you your valid Driver’s License, your CSU, Chico State ID card, and a pen or pencil for the short quiz at the end of the session.

To register for defensive driver training, please log into the new Development and Training System  using your daily user name and password.

  • click on Schedule
  • select the date and time
  • click on Register
  • click on Add to Calendar
  • to close click on Close Window

 

 

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